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Duterte Backed by Marcos to Pursue Sabah Claim and Re-Draft Bangsamoro Law

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
In response to this online article from Global Research:

which is a reaction to President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte’s staking a fresh claim on Sabah – and his recognition of Sabah as a Sulu Sultanate of the Philippines territory, this is my take as an International Filipino Writer involved in its painstakingly long investigation.

Up to this date, the Malaysian government through it’s embassy in the Philippines are still offering the Sultanate of Sulu to continue the rent of Sabah – after it was stopped by Sultan Jamalul Kiram when he ran as Senator under former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with the promise that she will not drop the Sabah claim. Hard evidences of the lease are still kept in the Sultanate of Sulu’s Headquarters in Zamboanga City from the time the British North Borneo Company rented it in 1878. I am a witness of that when I visited the humble HQ in 2005 after working in the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand where discussions over the claim were discussed by peers after Sultan Kiram submitted his plea to the UN tribunal – in which the UN already recognized Sabah as a Philippine property urging Malaysia to settle the dispute in a diplomatic manner based on the documentary evidence.

The very significant situation seen among the citizens of Sabah is that – despite having the Malaysian citizenship, their origin can be traced back to their Filipino ancestors since the 60’s. Most of them just did not have the choice to retain their Filipino citizenship after Malaysia forcibly took the ownership from the Sultanate of Sulu. The Sabah claim has been kept alive not just for political reasons but just waiting for the right time and alliances. During the time of then President Diosdado Macapagal and Ferdinand E. Marcos, there’s no stopping the Philippines from claiming back Sabah – but media propaganda paved its way into the presidency of Marcos when Ninoy Aquino then Senator connive with the Malaysians to block Marcos’s agenda in claiming it.

Now President Duterte, who is very vocal that his ancestors are pro-Marcos, still retains the strong alliance with the Marcoses and even displayed his loyalty to the son, Bongbong Marcos who just lost his Vice Presidential bid to a Liberal Party bet, Leni Robredo amidst fraud protests. She belongs to the same party of the Philippine traitor, Ninoy Aquino – and she is not getting a cabinet position under Duterte’s reign. She would probably end up as a “door mat” Vice President.

Better yet, Duterte vowed that if he cannot do his promises within 3 to 6 months time, he will turn over the presidency to Bongbong Marcos. Marcos also will redraft the Bangsamoro Law after finding out that many points in there are unconstitutional and some are to the Malaysians’s favor only. Now, if you are someone who doen’t know the real history well enough, it would be unfair to urge president Duterte – that
instead of pursuing the Sabah claim, he should push for the realization of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro by the Philippine Congress. The peace Agreement signed between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on the 27th of March 2014 in Manila that paved the way for the creation of a new Muslim autonomous entity, the Bangsamoro, in the southern island of Mindanao is not a guarantee that there will be peace.

Duterte might be adopting the Bangsamoro law under Federalism but only after the approval of the new draft by Senator Bongbong Marcos. Most Filipinos have Muslim origin as per history of the 10 Bornean datus and not only Duterte. Filipinos will never let Sabah go just like that. Blood may be shed and lives will be lost – but if fighting for your sovereign land, it’s worth dying for. Peace and progress will come to the land and to ASEAN after the disputes will be sorted out – peaceful or not!

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Duterte-Bongbong-Binay Alliance Showing Off

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Probabilities of the unlikely alliance between incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, outgoing Senator Bongbong Marcos and outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay are now starting to be showing off – through their comments, actions and reactions to the massive fraud orchestrated allegedly by the Liberal Party as revelealed by Political King Maker Pastor Boy Saycon of Copa from the Binay-Marcos faction.

Public reactions of disbelief cannot be hidden from anti or even pro Duterte voters of his boycotting his own proclaimation with all sorts of excuses that are not acceptable to many. Not wanting to hurt his alliance with Bongbong Marcos by giving Leni Robredo a cabinet post is another blow.

The question as to where this Duterte-Marcos-Binay via Pastor Boy Saycon alliance will lead us to – remains a mystery. One thing is very certain however, that the Philippines – the so-called Pearl of the Orient is heading towards the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy – where the promise land is!


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Ignoring Highly Suspicious Undervotes can Impeach Bautista

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Glenn Chong, a former congressman of Biliran province, IT expert and lawyer explained that Macalintal’s undermining the undervotes advice is somewhat bias since he is on Leni Robredo’s side. Comelec Chair Andres Bautista could not disregard the 3.2 million undervotes in the V.P. race because it’s 8.53 percent of the total number of voters. A Comelec chief who does that is surely guilty of obstruction of justice. Certainly a betrayal of public trust that is a ground for impeachment; Chong stressed this out in a press conference.

Douglas Jones, an international election expert and author of an election book – who is also a professor at the University of Iowa, was quoted by Chong saying; undervotes should not exceed one percent of the total number of voters who casted their votes.

Chong also explained that a system audit for the main and transparency servers is a way to figure out if the altered script has something to do with the sudden decrease of the one million lead of Senator Bongbong Marcos. This request from the Marcos camp was deferred by Bautista.

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Duterte’s Lawyers will represent him during Proclamation on Monday

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
In a hotel in Davao City presumptive president Rody Duterte finalized his intention not to personally attend his proclamation as the 16th President of the Philippines together with the incoming Vice President, Leni Robredo.

Although this is a very special event for any winners in elections, Mr. President said that he has never attended any proclamation in his political life. He announced this when the media was briefed recently. He would however address the people through a message in his local home town; said Bong Go, his executive assistant.

Duterte’s claim that he never attended such proclamations was vouched in by his running mate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano to be true in the course of ten years in public office. His lawyers will be there on his behalf.


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Marcos respects the will of the people but they deserve the truth

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
The camp of Senator Bongbong Marcos through Atty. George Garcia said that Marcos respects the electoral process and the will of the Filipino people. They congratulated Leni Robredo for winning the official Vice Presidential race – but they owe it to their supporters to dig deeper and let the truth come out amidst massive cheating reports.

It was noted that there were 3.9 million undervotes for vice president which is a lot more than 1% of the acceptable rate against the total number of votes. Garcia mentioned that the collecting evidences and affidavits is part of the preparation for elctoral process which could be underway when ready.

Another option can be manual counting of votes – to be really sure where those undervotes went. Garcia was also the lawyer of Migz Zubiri against Koko Pimentel but they end of widrawing because Zubiri would rather not serve if there’s cheating involved in his winning the senatorial seat. Now, the case is opposite. His client is now the one in koko Pimentel’s place so, a very interesting story to follow through.